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Communicating More for Less: Using Translation and Interpretation Technology to Serve Limited English Proficient Individuals

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Increasingly, state and local governments are using translation and interpretation technology to provide services to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, often turning to technological innovations to complement the work of front-line staff, increase the efficiency of in-house translators and interpreters, or directly provide assistance to LEP individuals.

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Ten Health Videos for Chinese Seniors (In Mandarin and English)

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The ten project videos produced during the New Routes initiative help Chinese American seniors overcome cultural, language, and navigational barriers so they may communicate effectively with their adult children caretakers and health care providers. The media was designed to help them navigate the U.S. health care system.

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2009 American Community Survey and Census Data on the Foreign Born by State

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The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

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Faces of Disparity Video

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The Faces of Disparity Awareness Campaign, which was created by the Communication and Media Committee, consists of two complementary media productions:  The Faces of Disparity Exhibit, and the Faces of Disparity Video.  The exhibit and video, which may be shown independently or together, raise awareness of health disparities in Connecticut and introduce the CLAS Standards (National St

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AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

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The Innovations Exchange aims to increase awareness of innovative strategies and activities among health care providers in a timely manner.

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Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit

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The Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit is a website and resource portal designed to provide information to members of the genetic counseling profession, students, and other interested health care providers and consumers.

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Language Services Performance Measures

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These language services measures were developed by the Speaking Together program at George Washington University. They address screening patients for preferred spoken and written language, interpreter productivity, timeliness of services, and receipt of necessary services. They are part of AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.

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Plain Language Matters Blog

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This blog out of the Center for Plain Language focuses on plain language, a method of writing that makes materials quick and easy to understand for the intended audience.  This blog posts current information relevant for professionals implementing plain language in their organizations.  Topics include advocacy, finance, government, health care, legal, and plain writing laws.

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Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit (C●CAT)

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Effective communication is necessary for every aspect of quality care and is an increasing focus of accreditation and other regulations.

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Bringing Health Information to the Community

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This blog focuses on health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities. Regular postings on health information in the areas of public health, minority health, community resources, funding, and more.

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